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Stealth Technology

How the Stealth Station Works

During a normal surgery, the surgeon makes an incision and exposes the operative area. With the stealth technology, instead of proceeding by sight, the doctor holds a surgical instrument that an optical scanner (positioned above the operating table) can locate or visualize. The information obtained by the scan is transmitted into a powerful computer. During the operation, bold lines representing the instrument are displayed over the patient’s scan on a high-resolution monitor located beside the operating table.

With the position of the instrument shown on the body scan, the surgeon can more easily identify the patient’s internal anatomy. The surgeon can then compare the intra-operative scan to the pre-operative CT or MRI scan with help from the computer. The surgeon can follow in real time the precise location of the surgical instruments during the operation. This technology is referred to as computer-assisted or image-guided surgery. Both Dr. Lee and Dr. Rumana have obtained the specialized training and certification that is required before surgeons can use this equipment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY AT (850) 877-5115.


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